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#The 8th

# the-8th - Tuesday 29 May, 2018

'It's like an enormous weight being lifted': Applause for Clare Daly's heartfelt referendum speech
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# The 8th

'It's like an enormous weight being lifted': Applause for Clare Daly's heartfelt referendum speech

May 29th 2018, 6:04 PM 38,296 Views 126 Comments

The TD, who has campaigned on the issue for years, said she couldn’t believe change had taken so long.

# the-8th - Thursday 24 May, 2018

Meet the man who's been collecting referendum leaflets since 1983
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# The 8th

Meet the man who's been collecting referendum leaflets since 1983

May 24th 2018, 7:13 PM 14,283 Views 84 Comments

Alan Kinsella’s archive dates back almost four decades – and it’s still growing.

Don't be confused at the ballot box - you're voting on the 36th Amendment tomorrow
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# 8thRef

Don't be confused at the ballot box - you're voting on the 36th Amendment tomorrow

May 24th 2018, 6:05 AM 85,577 Views 143 Comments

The Eighth Amendment won’t be mentioned on the ballot paper.

# the-8th - Wednesday 16 May, 2018

Catherine Noone says pro-life booklet is attempt to 'fool' voters
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# Eighth Amendment

Catherine Noone says pro-life booklet is attempt to 'fool' voters

May 16th 2018, 9:54 PM 30,398 Views 241 Comments

Save the 8th has rejected her claim.

# the-8th - Wednesday 18 April, 2018

Love Both launches its referendum campaign and criticises 12 weeks proposal for abortion
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# The 8th

Love Both launches its referendum campaign and criticises 12 weeks proposal for abortion

Apr 18th 2018, 12:46 PM 22,446 Views 193 Comments

The camapign claimed today that proposed legislation is worse than the UK system.

# the-8th - Thursday 29 March, 2018

'Abortion is a licence to kill'- Save the 8th launches its referendum campaign
# Referendum
# Referendum

'Abortion is a licence to kill'- Save the 8th launches its referendum campaign

Mar 29th 2018, 4:28 PM 40,872 Views 353 Comments

The campaign claimed today that it has already canvassed 300,000 homes.

# the-8th - Thursday 7 September, 2017

Children's Minister says Irish women will never have autonomy until the Eighth is repealed
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

Children's Minister says Irish women will never have autonomy until the Eighth is repealed

Sep 7th 2017, 7:36 PM 15,967 Views 275 Comments

Minister Katherine Zappone is making a speech at the opening of the Kennedy Summer School.

# the-8th - Sunday 12 February, 2017

My son Joshua was born and died 16 years ago today and we still punish tragedies like his
# Opinion
# Opinion

My son Joshua was born and died 16 years ago today and we still punish tragedies like his

Feb 12th 2017, 8:30 AM 1,605 Views 119 Comments

Gerry Edwards, chairperson of TFMR Ireland, on the pain and courage inherent in using a personal bereavement in a very public battle.

# the-8th - Monday 25 July, 2016

'Repeal the 8th' mural in Temple Bar removed due to planning rules
# Abortion
# Abortion

'Repeal the 8th' mural in Temple Bar removed due to planning rules

Jul 25th 2016, 1:41 PM 26,210 Views 304 Comments

The mural has attracted around 50 complaints – but hundreds of people have sent messages supporting the display.

# the-8th - Thursday 18 February, 2016

A week out from polling day, the Catholic Bishops are weighing in on abortion
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# The Eighth

A week out from polling day, the Catholic Bishops are weighing in on abortion

Feb 18th 2016, 10:00 AM 13,614 Views 262 Comments

Today’s statement from the Bishops’ Conference coincides with a Labour event calling for a referendum.

# the-8th - Thursday 17 September, 2015

Does Labour really want to repeal the 8th Amendment?

Does Labour really want to repeal the 8th Amendment?

Sep 17th 2015, 8:30 AM 10,271 Views 64 Comments

Joan Burton latest comments have raised eyebrows about a key Labour commitment.

# the-8th - Wednesday 16 September, 2015

More than a quarter of people say abortion will sway their vote
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# The 8th

More than a quarter of people say abortion will sway their vote

Sep 16th 2015, 6:08 AM 15,890 Views 87 Comments

The 8th Amendment looks set to be a big issue at the next general election.

# the-8th - Saturday 27 December, 2014

This was not an abortion case, but the courts had to perform a circus balancing act
# Analysis
# Analysis

This was not an abortion case, but the courts had to perform a circus balancing act

Dec 27th 2014, 7:15 AM 7,505 Views 25 Comments

Why? Because of the 8th Amendment.

# the-8th - Thursday 18 December, 2014

Varadkar: Abortion issue is 'never going to go away'
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# Midlands Hospital

Varadkar: Abortion issue is 'never going to go away'

Dec 18th 2014, 3:35 PM 7,032 Views 44 Comments

The Health Minister said he was aware of the life support case in Mullingar when he called legislation “too restrictive”.

# the-8th - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

Enda: Leo Varadkar spoke 'in a personal capacity' on abortion issue
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# The 8th

Enda: Leo Varadkar spoke 'in a personal capacity' on abortion issue

Dec 17th 2014, 5:40 PM 15,273 Views 124 Comments

Taoiseach Enda Kenny was responding to Varadkar’s comments last night that the 8th Amendment was too restrictive.

Poll: Do you agree that our abortion laws are too restrictive?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you agree that our abortion laws are too restrictive?

Dec 17th 2014, 9:30 AM 16,618 Views 308 Comments

The Health Minister made a significant speech last night.

FULL SPEECH: Minister for Health on what is wrong with Ireland's abortion laws
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# The 8th

FULL SPEECH: Minister for Health on what is wrong with Ireland's abortion laws

Dec 17th 2014, 7:35 AM 12,320 Views 77 Comments

Leo Varadkar rules out ‘rushed referendum’.